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Special Olympics state basketball held in Minot

The Jamestown Wizards won the Division 1 Special Olympics basketball championship and took home the gold medal March 1-2 in Minot. Pictured, back row, l-r: Backrow: Erica Halvorson, Jon Dally, Cole Schieve, Tyler Halvorson, James Lee, Billy Whitecotton, Coach Pam Musland. Front row, l-r: Front: Wade Wintermeyer, Robert Dockter, CJ Kelley, Shannon Priewe, Coach Roy Musland. Submitted photo1 / 4
The Jamestown Wildcats claimed second place at the Special Olympics in Division 2 basketball and took home the silver medal. Pictured, back row, l-r: Jason Hansen, Skylar Lux, Jerry Grenz, Myron Houser. Front row, l-r: Pete Rogness, Jake Baker, Curtis Friegen, Jared Heilman, Heather Martell, Isaiah Behnke, Coach Rod Heilman. Submitted photo2 / 4
Sandy Ruark, all-tournament team3 / 4
James Lee, all-tournament team honorable mention4 / 4

Special Olympics North Dakota state basketball was held in Minot on March 1-2. Four teams from Jamestown competed and 50 overall teams participated.

The Jamestown Wizards highlighted the tournament with a gold medal, state championship, in Division 1. The Jamestown Wildcats took second place in Division 2. Also placing was the Jamestown Jaguars (3rd) and the Cobras (5th).

Sandy Ruark was named to the all-tournament team, while James Lee was an honorable mention.